Warrington Town 0 Winsford United 3

A YOUNG and experimental Yellows side bowed out of the Cheshire Senior Cup on a freezing Monday night at Cantilever Park.

In a game finally being played at the sixth time of asking following various postponements, the greater experience of opponents Winsford United told in the end as Jamie McLellan, Dan McLaughlin and Michael Koral got on the scoresheet.

With the match taking place just 24 hours before a scheduled league game against promotion rivals Grantham Town, Yellows boss Paul Carden named a team consisting mainly of students from the Robbie Fowler Academy, with whom Town have recently forged a formal link.

Only midfielder Dylan Vassallo and goalkeeper Ben Ascroft were recognisable names, and the latter was kept busy to deny Winsford early on.

However, Town forwards Declan Daniels and James Tyrer looked lively and it was Daniels who had their clearest chance of the half when he found himself one-on-one with Blues keeper Matthew Green, but he hesitated to allow Green to snuff out his effort.

Winsford then took control and went ahead when a corner made its way to an unmarked McLellan, who converted at the far post just before the break.

After the break, McLaughlin doubled the visitors’ lead when he buried a header past Ascroft before a quick free-kick caught the Yellows defence out, allowing Koral to wrap up the game with a firm low finish.

Warrington Town: Ascroft, Campbell, Cunningham, Banks, Shield, Noonan, Mulholland, Vassallo (McGrath), Daniels, Tyrer (McColl), Davis. Subs not used: Summers, Speare.